• Turkish immigrant couple, Kreuzberg, Berlin 1974 ( Mount Pleasant, Vancouver, BC 2012)

    10"x10" Silver Gelatin Print     Beginning in 1960’s a large scale of Turkish immigrants moved to Germany and other countries in North-Europe. These immigrants, often coming from rural areas, were employed as low wage labor force. They were monolingual and unskilled workers. They were also unfamiliar with urban western life-style and were subject to the impact of cultural differences. The first immigrants were male workers leaving their families in their homeland, in the 1970’s family reunification allowed their families to join them in Germany. My project is aiming to reverse the situation in a way to bring a parody of the German Turkish immigrants of the 70’s, by representing them with a Turkish-Canadian immigrant couple of the 2010’s living in Canada as skilled workers.